Review: THE DEATH CURE by James Dashner

The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) 
James Dashner
325 pages
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: October 11th, 2011
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

Thomas knows that Wicked can’t be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they’ve collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It’s up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test.

What Wicked doesn’t know is that something’s happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can’t believe a word of what Wicked says.

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

    The epic trilogy has finally come to an end. Finally isn’t a word I would like to use, but I was waiting for the last installment ever since I finished The Scorch Trials.

    Thomas and his friends are back and WICKED is still good, despite their name. Or so they say, along with Teresa. Decisions must be made, lives will be lost. The secrets of the Flare will be unraveled. Foe will become friend and friend will become foe. In short, the talented James Dashner knows how to keep us on the edge of our seats.

    The conclusion to the thrilling Maze Runner trilogy was a web of emotions weaved together like no other. Tears and clenched fists is the least you should expect. If you had a prediction of how it would all end, just like me, you were wrong. Big time.

    The Death Cure won’t leave you disappointed. It starts with a bang and the ends with one. Rest assured, the conclusion will leave you with a feeling of content. Snag your copy as soon as you can. Unputdownable doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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    Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!)

    October 14, 2011

    Ahh, I cannot WAIT to read it, although I will be sad to see this awesome series end, I need to know what happens… Great review Hafsah! :) I can't wait till my copy comes in!

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    Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    October 14, 2011

    Haha I was going to start my comment with “Ahhh, I cannot wait…” and I saw that Lulu said that exact phrase. lol perhaps that says something about these books. So freaking addictive, I swear! I really want to re-read the first two books if I can find the time between review books before I pick this one up.

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    October 15, 2011

    I think I'm a little scared to read it! The Scorch Trials was so intense I could barely read it! But yes, I'm DYING to know what happens and find out the conclusion. Glad you liked it!

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    Lauren M

    October 15, 2011

    So I'm one of those weirdos who didn't finish The Maze Runner. Now you're making me want to give it another try! :P Great review, Hafsah–glad to know the trilogy has a fantastic conclusion!

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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    October 15, 2011

    I'm honestly DYING to read this book. This series gripped me from the start, but I'm so scared to read this final installment because I just hate when series end. It takes a wee bit of my soul, I think. Fabulous review though, Hafsah, I'm more excited than ever! :)

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    October 15, 2011

    I just got The Death Cure this week and am really looking forward to seeing how the whole series ends. The Scorch Trials left me hanging! Now, if only I can find the time to sit down and read it.

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    Julia :)

    October 17, 2011

    I can't wait to get my hands on this and start reading it! I'm picking up a copy on Tuesday when I see James Dashner at Barnes and Noble. SO EXICTED!!!! Awesome review as always. :)

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    October 19, 2011

    I loved this book. While it wasn't how I expected it, it was still amazing. Kind of shocking actually. Definitely stayed on my mind for a while.

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    Amanda Welling

    November 18, 2011

    This one is just sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. Great review!

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    January 19, 2012

    This one is new to me, and I really want to read it. Sometimes I need that light, entertaining read and this sounds like it is perfect. Great review!
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    January 24, 2012

    Awesome! I cant wait to read this book. I just recently bought The Maze Runner and now I'm super excited to get to The Death Cure. Thanks so much for this awesome review! :-)